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Digestive enzymes for functional dyspepsia

Digestive enzyme supplements may be an effective way to relieve functional dyspepsia, according to a new study that builds on previous clinical research.

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Turmeric changes the microbiome
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 18

Turmeric changes the microbiome

Curcumin and turmeric change the gut microbiome, according to the first human clinical study investigating such effects. This discovery may help explain the turmeric paradox: efficacy despite poor bioavailability.

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Folate advice not good enough?
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 18

Folate advice not good enough?

Most women in the United Kingdom are not consuming enough folate to reduce risk for birth defects. Taking into consideration poor dietary exposure and wide-spread deficiency, current recommendations for folate supplementation may be too low.

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Probiotic prevents psychiatric rehospitalization
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 18

Probiotic prevents psychiatric rehospitalization

A remarkable new study has found that probiotics may help prevent psychiatric rehospitalizations.

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Over 90% of supermarket yogurts are high in sugar
Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 18

Over 90% of supermarket yogurts are high in sugar

Sugar content of most yoghurt products are worryingly high, according to a survey published this week in BMJ Open. Less than 9%, and only 2% of children’s products were considered low in free or added sugars.

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Prebiotics vs. low-FODMAP Diet
Posted on Mon, 3 Sep 18

Prebiotics vs. low-FODMAP Diet

Prebiotic supplements have been shown to reduce digestive symptoms, but so has the low-FODMAP diet, which restricts prebiotics. To solve this contradiction a study compared the two strategies directly.

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